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How I Improved my Life

Updated on December 5, 2018
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Devika enjoys sharing her work with a friendly community. Writing is a big part of her life. Online work has improved her lifestyle.

Life is what you make of it!

Things get awry when nothing goes your way. I believed in myself and struggled through battles in my life. A positive attitude helped me through the toughest of times.

I did not give up, but moved on to better ideas and plans. In the beginning, I felt unhappy, and did not know how to get back my happy self. In learning about a new country I grew into this greater person.

Faith allowed for much more than the sad life I had experienced.

I have changed and have grown into a new lifestyle. Small changes are made to continue each day with a different lifestyle. Hope and promises are meaningful and lasting in my world.

I improved and changed in time. I found myself and grew with a powerful mind. To begin a new life it required me to have a positive lifestyle. Habits were not easy to break down in making changes, and followed what made me into a positive person.

Some people will need to end destructive habits, to stop old patterns, and to have to replace old habits with new habits. These standards allow you to see a different you. I didn't have to go through such stages in life.

That depends on you what you want to do with your life!

You can' t promise yourself to change when you don't make the effort. There are many ideas, and plans, but if you talk and don't show actions everything you think of will vanish.

You will be that undisciplined loser.

Positive changes make your life simple and with a correct method you will see yourself on a different path. You got to create that image for yourself.

What happens to such individuals?

You begin with a positive mind and fail to go on with the daily plans. Eventually you get stuck in a rut. The daily habits go right back where you started.

It is easier said than done, right!

Get up each day with a new strategy. You need to apply what you talk of with positive thoughts. You either want to make a change or you don't want to make that change.

How can others do it for you?

Start thinking small to achieve your goals.

Start small to walk tall.

Take on challenges based on what you can handle or cope with on a daily basis. Be patient and you will see good results. Sometimes loneliness, and sadness can bring you down. Nothing will make you feel happy in certain experiences.

It is understandable when you are going through traumatic experiences. You drive the people away with your negative personality. That doesn't mean you are a bad person. Your take on life is not the same as the other person.

Negativity happens to many individuals. It is important to get out of bed with a smile. Start each day with a happy mind and new plan. You choose a better life when you think positive. The change you make in your life does not have to be connected with negative thoughts.

When you focus on the negative in making the changes that is how you go wrong in making decisions. Heal your life with positive thoughts. You can't cut out the negative people just don't think like them. Make the change when you are ready for that change. In time you will find yourself and know what is best for you.

How can you be positive?

Think of the best things in life to live that confident lifestyle. Struggles make you feel down and not happy. Luck may not always be on your side it is how you choose to cope with problems the difficult and easy.

Practice what you like to do daily and be happy. People feel negative and positive energy but negative issues become a problem when you stay on it. No matter what the problem you can over come the bad with good thoughts. Be the one to stand up for yourself and avoid the bad talk.

Happiness is a choice!

If I chose to be negative and unhappy certainly I would have fallen apart in the host country. I suffered minor culture shock still I managed to pull up and move on in a foreign country..

I saw the changes and and tried to cope each day.

I couldn't escape my life everything happened right before me. My life changed when I set foot on foreign soil. I am proud of my achievements. The holiday mood disappeared and I realized my new lifestyle. The changes happened each day. So much I can't forget but the past stays there.

The difficult times experienced opened my eyes to another culture. Sometimes love is not just enough in the hard times. I felt pain, hurt, sadness, loneliness, happiness, love to pull me through and anger too.

I made new friends and have one best friend. My feelings are different in this present life. I grew strong and positive.

You can hate people for not understanding your problem but, you shouldn't let that be a permanent emotion. People don't understand you and don't see what you see. Be the better and bigger person not to show them but to show yourself.

I don't believe in what others have to say. The freedom of speech may not be for everyone. Achievements are easy when you are positive. A positive thinker sets goals and achieves those goals with merit.

Communication is easy when you speak the same language. Develop a positive attitude for yourself. Believe in happiness and you will find that happiness. A full mind tells you that you are positive and don't hesitate going forward.

It is a brilliant idea to think good of yourself. Sometimes people can't get rid off negative thoughts. Their minds are bombarded by this negative energy. It is possible to change even with the worst negative outlook you can do it.

I had negative energy but did not keep that as part of my life. Cloud your head with positive thoughts and notice the change in you.

Never say you are not able to do it!

Be confident and say you will try to and before you realize its done. Moods change when you create those negative feelings. It is you who creates these images within yourself.

A route to failure and frustration, depression and unhappiness if you choose that route. I am not the only one who had to make change or who has changed in many ways.

People who made changes like I had to or who have changed in some ways made their lives a priority. The little change as to give up smoking, to lose weight, to have better social lives, are what people are responsible for in their lives.

The people who have been in my shoes have shared their stories with me, as I have with them. Through these stories i learned how to adjust to my new life.

You must realize that you are responsible for your changes. Any change you make will show you the best in you. Only you know what you are capable of others assume they do but, they don't know about you.

Be yourself!


Be the Happy one

Find a place inside where there's joy, and the joy will burn out the pain.

Joseph Campbell

Think with a powerful mind

Be Positive

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Meaningful Words

When you wake up every day, you have two choices. You can either be positive or negative; an optimist or a pessimist. I choose to be an optimist. It's all a matter of perspective.

Harvey Mackay

© 2016 Devika Primić


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    • DDE profile imageAUTHOR

      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi tillsontitan Thank you for stopping by. My positive attitude has taught me lots in a foreign country. I chose to be that way.

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      Mary Craig 

      2 years ago from New York

      You are always upbeat and positive. Well, at least in your hubs. I am sure you had days when that wasn't exactly so, but your faith and positive attitude have served you well!

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hello Happylovejoy Thank you for stopping by. My positive mind encouraged me to write about my experiences in Married to a Foreigner soon to be published. I appreciate your kind comments..

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      2 years ago from Singapore

      Inspiring and thought provoking..I really believe that success is heavily dependent on our mindset. We must be strong and positive in our thinking so we can change for the better.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Jackie Lynnley coincidental! Thank you.

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      Jackie Lynnley 

      2 years ago from The Beautiful South

      This reminds me a lot of my newest one. Well done.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      MarleneB thank you for commenting glad you are back.

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      Marlene Bertrand 

      2 years ago from USA

      Very uplifting. I like that Harvey Mackay statement about being positive. You are right. You can't always escape the things that happen to you, but you can choose how you deal with them.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Nell Rose That is so kind of you to stop by I appreciate your time. thank you.

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      Nell Rose 

      2 years ago from England

      I love your upbeat hubs DDE, it makes us step back and take notice of the good things we have, nell

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Deborah Demander, life is full of surprise. I chose to be happy through any bad time. Thank you for sharing that have a lovely day!

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      Deborah Demander 

      2 years ago from First Wyoming, then THE WORLD

      I appreciate your article. I was having a not-so-happy day. Thanks for the reminder that I have a choice how to feel.


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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Blond Logic I am glad to read a comment from a new reader. Thank you kindly for sharing your comment I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      FlourishAnyway Thank you for sharing your comment of the photo too. I needed a change. All my best to you.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Hi Shyron E Shenko Thank you for sharing such kind words always appreciated. Take care!

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      Mary Wickison 

      2 years ago from Brazil

      I agree we all need to live in a more positive frame of mind. It is easy to fall into the old routine but in order to progress, we need to take one step at a time and keep heading in the right direction.

      I also think it is easy to listen to complainers and get sucked into the negativity. We deserve better and should politely separate ourselves from them.

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      2 years ago from USA

      I agree with moving forward in a positive direction no matter what life has thrown your way. Nice photo of you, Devika!

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      Shyron E Shenko 

      2 years ago from Texas

      Devika, you are a beautiful, positive person and your writing projects that.

      Blessings and Hugs my friend.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      D.A.L. thank you greatly for sharing another encouraging comment always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      DaveOnline I appreciate you stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      MsDora thank you greatly for stopping by.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      rajan jolly so kind you to share your comments. Thank you.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      AliciaC thank you very much for stopping by. Positive is the way in life I don't see any other way.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      always exploring thank greatly for sharing your comment were always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      billybuc thank you for stopping by

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      word55 thank you for sharing what is on your mind always appreciated.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      pattyfloren thank you very much I appreciate your comments. I am glad to read a new comment from a new commenter.

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      Devika Primić 

      2 years ago from Dubrovnik, Croatia

      Ericdierker thank you for stopping by.

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      2 years ago from Lancashire north west England

      Devika, this work should encourage everyone to be more positive or at least more positive of mind. ' Get out of bed with a smile' sums up the best way to start the day. Great advise and inspiration.

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      David Edward Lynch 

      2 years ago from Port Elizabeth, South Africa

      Thanks for all the positive ideas DDE which inspire one to improve.

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      Dora Weithers 

      2 years ago from The Caribbean

      Devika, happy for you that you have a best friend. "Start small to walk tall" is interesting.

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      Rajan Singh Jolly 

      2 years ago from From Mumbai, presently in Jalandhar,INDIA.

      Motivating thoughts. I believe one can change if one believes in oneself and makes efforts one at a time. Thanks for sharing this.

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      Linda Crampton 

      2 years ago from British Columbia, Canada

      You've included lots of good ideas and encouragement in this article. Thanks for sharing all the positive thoughts.

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      Ruby Jean Richert 

      3 years ago from Southern Illinois

      A hubber once told me that he woke up every morning, looked at his wife and sleeping child and thanked God for his blessings. He said that started his day of positive thinking. I like your ideas..

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      Bill Holland 

      3 years ago from Olympia, WA

      Wonderful, positive affirmations and thoughts....well done!

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      Al Wordlaw 

      3 years ago from Chicago

      Very influential ideas here. I'm glad to see you giving a positive word to the community. You are on a roll... Roll on Devika!

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      Patty Florence 

      3 years ago from Illinois

      I read your hub. Many ideas to ponder about and needed for changing your negative thoughts and energy. Thanks.

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      Eric Dierker 

      3 years ago from Spring Valley, CA. U.S.A.

      Very upbeat and positive. We are lucky when we can make improvements to our lives.


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